The ruling All Progresives Congress has formally embraced the Majority
Leader of the House of Reps, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, as its choice for the position of it next Speaker.
He said, “The APC has adopted Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as its candidate for the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th Assembly.
“This position was reached after an intensive deliberation with the APC’s House of Representatives members-elect at a dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Banquet Hall of Aso Villa.
“The Deputy Speaker position has been zoned to the North-Central.”
Gbajabiamila is from Lagos State in the South-West. He was also the party’s choice in 2015 but lost the seat to the current Speaker, Yakubu Dogara.
The party had earlier announced the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, as its choice for the position of the next Senate President. He was also adopted in 2015 but lost to Saraki.